• William W. Korth
Part of the Topics in Geobiology book series (TGBI, volume 12)


Heliscomyids were among the smallest rodents from North America, both fossil and Recent. The skull was sciuromorphous (Fig. 15.1) and the rostrum was narrow (laterally). There is no indication of sagittal or lyrate crests on the frontal bones. There is a distinct parapterygoid fossa on the posterior palatal surface as in all other geomyoids.


Fossil Record Cheek Tooth Mental Foramen Infraorbital Foramen Small Cuspules 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • William W. Korth
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  1. 1.Rochester Institute of Vertebrate PaleontologyPenfieldUSA

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